Professional Bio:

Jeremy Lee Cudd started in the theatre as a musician playing drums/percussion for musical productions in the city of Atlanta, and then began acting in 1995. After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a Theatre minor, Jeremy worked as an actor (and teacher) in the Atlanta area for six years with award-winning companies like the Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Aurora Theatre, ART Station, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He was also an actor and artistic associate with Soul-stice Repertory Ensemble, where he worked in many areas, including marketing, education outreach and dramaturgy.

Photo by Kathy WhittakerJeremy graduated in 2007 with his Master of Fine Arts degree from Penn State University. The focus of his actor training at PSU was Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics. He also studied voice and Shakespeare in London, England; Film and television acting in Toronto, Ontario at the Professional Actors Lab; and Directing at Soulpepper Theatre, also in Toronto.

Before coming to Austin in the Fall of 2011, Jeremy was based in Chicago for four years, where he worked regionally as an actor, director and teacher. Notable credits include: Actor in the world premiere of Rock and Roll; The Reunion Tour at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Actor in the U.S. premiere of The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Profiles Theatre; Assistant director to Rick Snyder on the hit Chicago revival of Tracy Lett's Killer Joe, which won three Jeff Awards and had multiple extensions at The Royal George Theatre; Director/Teaching Artist working on new play development with at-risk Chicago high school students for American Theatre Company's Mosaic and Bridge outreach programs; Guest artist playing the title role in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus for Notre Dame University; Acting instructor and private coach at Act One Studios.

Jeremy was co-producer at Plenty Humble. While the theatre side of Plenty Humble focused on pairing AEA actors in Chicago with new plays in development, the media production side began with his creation of the five episode web mini-series, Diary of a Job Seeker.

Jeremy directs and teaches undergraduate acting at The University of Texas at Austin. He directed the studio productions of Carlos Murillo's Dark Play Or Stories For Boys and Neil Labute's Some Girls, as well as Brian Oglesby's Dogfuckers for UTNT (UT New Theatre). He also created original music and played live percussion for The Sparrow. Jeremy developed and directed five episodes of an actor-focused web series, Detention, designed to provide undergraduates with experience in both development and acting in self-produced cinema. He developed this project into a course, Intro to Creating New Media, for which he directs and produces creative content with UT Theatre & Dance students.

Jeremy is a member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Collier Talent. His recent Austin acting credits include a web project with Emergent Order, a PSA with Two Shot West, a feature film - Bug by Parker Dorris (Releasing Spring 2018), and Measure for Measure at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre. He directed the short films, Rachel the next five years and The Shaming, and directed a music video for Jake Bardin's song, Half-Degree. He is directing a studio production of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird at UT Austin in the fall of 2017.

 

Recent History

Writer/Director/Editor | Short Film | The Shaming

Visit theshamingfilm.com for more information about The Shaming.

 The Shaming Collage

 

Acting Instructor | A Working Group

Taught a Meisner-based Practical Aesthetics class for A Working Group at Brock | Allen Casting - Spring 2015.

 

Actor | Feature Film | Bug

Written and Directed by Parker Dorris

Releasing Spring 2018

Bug Film Poster

Facebook Page for Bug

IMDB Page for Bug

 

Actor | Parents Empowered PSA | "Bobblehead"

Directed by Scott Rice

Two Shot West Productions

Bobblehead Montage

Facebook Video Posting

 

Director/Editor/Original Music |Short Film | Rachel the next five years

Rachel the next five years is a short film originally conceived for the 2014 Project Greenlight contest.

An alternative and final cutting of the film was made in January 2015.

Director, Editor, and Original Music

Photos and Information

 

Acting Instructor | Texas Musical Theatre Workshop 2014

TX Musical Theatre Workshop

Website

 

Director | Enhanced Staged Reading | New Play by Briandaniel Oglesby

UTNT Banner Logo

"Dogfuckers" Or, "The One with the Dogs" is part of the 2014 University of Texas New Theatre Festival

Dogfuckers Photo Montage

Archive Photos by Lawrence Peart

Promo Video for "Dogfuckers" Or, "The One with the Dogs" 

 

Original Music/Live Percussion | The Sparrow

The Sparrow Poster

Photo by KC Photography

Backstage Drums The Sparrow

Backstage Drums for The Sparrow

Original Music Samples:

 

 

The Sparrow

Written by: Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen

Originally Created by The House Theatre of Chicago

Directed by Quetta Carpenter

Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 8pm

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 8pm

Friday, Nov 22 @ 8pm

Saturday, Nov 23 @ 2pm & 8pm

Venue: WINSHIP 2.180

Admission Information: Free Admission

 

Actor/Guest Artist | Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Measure for Measure Poster

Angelo in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" directed by Michelle Polgar

The Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the campus of St. Edward's University

Production Photo Page

 

Director | UT Studio Production | "Some Girl(s)" by Neil LaBute

Some Girls Poster

An Undergraduate Acting Project Production at UT Austin